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1451 1st St Sarasota, FL 34236
1451 1st StreetUSFloridaSarasota34236
(941) 316-4700wholefoodsmarket.com
$$Grocery Store, Natural Foods Store
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Eco-minded chain with natural & organic grocery items, housewares & other products (most sell wine).- Google
"Large fresh salad bar and a good selection of hot soups and foods to go."
"Huge lunch bar but price per pound can make for an over expensive takeout meal."
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bryantmeyers
in the last week
I have traveled around the country and as much as I love Whole Foods, the Sarasota location is not the worst and certainly not the best (and yes I have been to Austin, TX Whole Foods). Overall, comparing to other whole foods, I would say it's average. But compared to other chains like Fresh Market, and any other standard grocery store, still head and shoulders above. And I must confess, I am there just about every day so I have to give it four stars.
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Chris Miller
2 months ago
Good variety but some items are definitely little more expensive than buying elsewhere. Huge lunch bar but price per pound can make for an over expensive takeout meal
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Ashley Ledezma
7 months ago
My boyfriend recently works here, I usually pick him up and while I wait after my work, I go in like any customer does, I buy one or two beverages perhaps chips and sit at the tables they have to use wifi while on lunch break or so. Funny thing is, since the first time I actually walked into Whole Foods to look at their store, I went up to my boyfriend of course and asked about what he recommended to buy from the store to make dinner and one of his manger emediately came to me and asked if I had a question and I said no. Later on with time I would just come in and just tell my boyfriend I'd buy something and wait for him at the tables, this particular manager I mentioned is named Rachel, who I guess likes to stalk me. Every other day that my boyfriend works I sit at the tables an hour before they close, and while I sit there and even bought things she liked to come and "check" on the tables...but it's obvious she's checking on me. Funny thing is I even help my boyfriend stock sometimes while I'm bored and ask about how it would be nice to work there, but after this nonsense of having to follow me around? I make what she makes in a month in one day. I looked up to the store and everything they do to help others, but it's unfortunate that people like her seem so overwhelmed by assumption on others. She never had the gut to tell my boyfriend directly she doesn't want me around him, or tell me anything but send cops to follow me.. I feel harrased and very disappointed in her. I don't know how she got to management. I'm a customer like any other person walking thru those doors, and because I date one of the workers, which is actually one of the hardest working ones, he always gets his job done on time and is very sweet. Hopefully he leaves this place, cause people like Rachel don't get too far, she can stay the ignorant racist arrogant person she is. So no I don't recomend Whole Foods downtown. Try the Fresh Market ☺
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Robert Roszkowski
11 months ago
Although the workers at whole foods are really nice and polite (this is why i gave the store one star) the quality of the hot bars and sushi is not worth the prices levied against customers. For starters, i actually tried filing a complaint on their website which actually BLOCKED my complaint from going through about just how bad the selections and quality of the meals cooked needed to communicated-How about that for listening to your customer base? I have complained and returned many lunch hot bars due to STALE food preparation like the "rubbery recooked chicken" or watered down "soupy" potatoes to no avail. The food selections are just atrocious and this particular WF never has enough staple meats (like beef, chicken, pork, lamb, etc.) in the hot bar at any one given time while loading it up with veggies that are just not cooked properly. Now the sushi is just some of the worst tasting and least fresh preparations of overpriced food i have ever seen. Publix (another store i am not fond of) at least will give you VERY fresh sushi and it is made daily and has gotten more of my business of late. Let's not even talk about the watered down scrambled eggs or stale sausage at this Sarasota Location. Is any one in corporate listening??
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Guy Russell
a month ago
Their customer service and merchandising is generally excellent. I'm giving WF a two-star review because they sold me spoiled food, and when I complained they simply apologized. They didn't offer to replace the spoiled food I paid for which makes them a two-star grocery store at best. Why does WF pay people to monitor their FB but not actually correct problems? EDIT: This was an expensive pain in the behind, I'm changing my rating one star. It could have been three or four stars if management had made an effort to correct the mistake.
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James Wheeler
5 months ago
Great service. Great selection. Not so great parking. But they do have WiFi to use while you shop.
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E. Wise
10 months ago
Terrible Whole Foods Store. For starters the bathrooms are FILTHY. There was used toilet paper on the floors, dirt on the toilet seats, unflushed toilets, soap everywhere, in fact THE dirtiest Whole Foods bathroom I've ever seen. The salad bar was non-existent, just two rows of cooked heavy comfort foods so no fresh salad selections or any healthy selections for that matter. The eating area was filled with dirty tables and we had to hunt down some help to replenish the napkins and eating utensils. And don't even get me started on all the moldy old produce in the produce section. When we checked out the cashier wasn't polite (not even a "hello"?) or helpful and the bagger was too lazy to even package our groceries and put them in our cart. Excuse me but isn't that what a bagger is supposed to do?? Considering the high end area it's in you would think customer service, freshness, and cleanliness would be a priority but that's definitely not the case with this store. I will never shop here again.
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paula timpson
a year ago
Bakery's the best! Berry Explosion bars are wonderful! Croissants are fun~Anything is special! Enjoy~! All in Whole Foods is always exceptional and fresh~

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